Find out which road closures remain in place across the UK due to Storm Dennis
Storm Dennis battered parts of the UK over the weekend as winds of over 70mph and heavy rain burst riverbanks devastated homes and caused travel chaos for motorists across the nation.
Storm Dennis rain showers have closed several roads across the UK with communities in areas of South Wales and Northern England badly affected by the weather. Heavy floods have left some local communities unable to function as a month’s worth of rainfall fell in just 48 hours blocking key routes.
The Met Office has issued another yellow weather warning for today with heavy winds predicted for Scotland and some regions of Northern England.
Wales could also be affected by the second battering of heavy winds while areas around Cornwall and Devon may also be dealt another killer blow.
What roads are closed due to Storm Dennis?
Major motorways are mainly unaffected by Storm Dennis flooding and should not cause many delays to commuters across the morning.
Surrey Police said a section of the A3 between the M25 and Ockham has two of the three and carriageway closed due to water spilling into the road.
Surrey Roads Policing warned motorists this would likely cause significant deltas to the morning rush hour and urged drivers to approach the area with care.
The A38 near Newton Abbot is still blocked after heavy rain and debris fell onto the road yesterday whie the A40 near Glouctershire was also submerged in water due to flooding.
However, other key roads were not forced to close by Storm Dennis just a week after parts of the M11 were shut due to damage to Duxford’s Imperial War Museum.
The A31 near Dorset was forced to close after a tree fell on two vehicles between the Roundhouse Roundabout and Corfe Mullen.
Local councils have issued warnings about key throughways which remain closed to morning commuters in the wake of Storm Dennis.
Doncaster Council tweeted seven roads remained shut into the morning due to flooding including the A60 Doncaster Road between Tickhill and Wadworth.
Doncaster Council also confirmed the Bridge Hill near Stainforth, Clay Lane and Kirk Bramwith Bridge also remain closed.
North Wales Traffic said the A487 near Dyfed Bridge was closed in both directions due to flooding concerns.
Rhondda council in Wales also confirmed the A4059 near Abercynon roundabout remained shut this morning after flood damage.
The group confirmed emergency services were attending the scene as some vehicles were still stuck in the water on the road.
Rhondda also confirmed the Power Station Hill link to the A470 was also shit due to a clean-up operation but hoped to reopen the throughway by 9am.
Maidstone Borough Council confirmed in a social media post that several roads were closed in the area because of floodwater.
The council was advising all motorists to be careful when driving and to not ignore signs or road closures.
Worcester Council havr closed several roads in the county inviding the A44, A4103 and the A456 near the Newnham Bridge.
New Mill Bridge, Stanford Bridge, Eastham Bridge and Eckington bridge were all closed as a result of heavy damage and severe flooding.
Herefordshire Council confirmed the Ledbury Road was closed and advised all motorists to avoid the area.
As well as flood damage, some areas were forced to closed due to large amounts of debris blocking roads or causing extra damage.
Pembroke Road in Clifton remains shut in both directions due to a fallen tree on the road and associated road closures which were causing bus diversions.
The A81 Glasgow Road near Milngavie was also shut by local officials after a tree had fallen over in the gale force winds.
The B3212 between Dunsford Hill and Pocombe Bridge in Devon was forced to close due to a landslide caused by heavy rainfall.
Are more road closures possible?
Rainfall from Storm Dennis has subsided so no extra flooding should close roads across the UK.
However heavy wind weather warnings remain in place with Met office officials warning some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.
They warn some bus and train services could be affected and warned some journeys could take longer.
Delays for high-sides vehicles and exposed routes such as bridges were also likely while Met Office experts also said some coastal routes could be affected by large waves.